G-SPEED Studio R Thunderbolt 2 12000GB Black NA. (2) Thunderbolt 2 Ports (4) Enterprise-Class hard drives 12TB : 660MB/s Con gurable in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6 and 10 Mac OS 10.9 +Box Contains: G-SPEED Studio 4-bay storage system (4) Removable disk modules (1) Thunderbolt Cable Quick Start Guide Power Cable 3-Year limited warranty
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Just received my G-Speed Studio to replace a Drobo 5D. So far, very happy. I was a little bit surprised, but the drives inside the unit were manufactured July '14 and I purchased this in June '15. The startup/shutdown logs on the G-Speed indicate it was built in August '14, so perhaps they're not selling as quickly as G-Tech thought they would, since mine has obviously been sitting on someone's shelf for almost a year.
Quick Impressions: It's PC desktop noisy, not Apple Mac quiet. Sustained ~450MB/sec read & write using RAID 5. Looks great. Small size. Industry standard hardware-based RAID, not proprietary software-based pseudo-RAID. Has a Kingston security slot, but it's pointless since there is no locking mechanism on the drives themselves.
Tech details time. My 12 TB (native) unit came configured with four HGST 3TB drives, model number "HUS724030ALE640 / 0F14684". These are currently going for about 250/ea online, so with the purchase price...
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